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1/2 block west of the main square | Calle Damero 67 Solar 14, Holbox Island, Mexico
+52 984 875 2362
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Ranked #18 of 61 Restaurants in Holbox Island
Certificate of Excellence 2014
Price range: $5 - $25
Cuisines: Mexican
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Good for: Families with children, Romance, Large groups, Local cuisine
Dining options: Dinner, Reservations, Late Night
Description: Pescado fresco directo de los pescadores de la Isla. Comida tipica Holboxno
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4 reviews 4 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 14, 2014

Awesome fresh seafood, as in many places in the island; Viva Zapata has great Bar service with good cocktails and atmosphere, that is its main difference amongst all other restaurants. Definitely worth the visit. Seafood grilled platter is a must.

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Santa Marta, Colombia
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29 reviews 29 reviews
14 restaurant reviews
12 helpful votes 12 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed November 13, 2014

Terrible service, do not order a pasta carbonara as they will serve it over a bed of oil and not tasty at all. My boyfriend got a fish fajitas and had to ask after 15 minutes they served him the food for the tortillas as the waiter seemed lost. Waited for the bill for more or less an hour, will... More

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Castro Valley, California
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28 reviews 28 reviews
19 restaurant reviews
7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 3, 2014

Laid back feel gives this restaurant a classic Hobox feel. Sand floor, rope swing bar seats, and live music. The food is good and the service is excellent.

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Mougins, France
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9 reviews 9 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 2, 2014

We went there twice and we had an unbelievable fresh sea platter consisting of shrimps, lobster, a entire fish , clams etc.. for two I had a great lobster All with drinks at an incredible price. Really worth it. Do try the arracheras by the way

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Liverpool, United Kingdom
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4 reviews 4 reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 28, 2014

The first time I ordered lobster and it was sublime, one of the largest too. The food was great, but the service was easy and very good. If you want a tasty dinner in a relaxed place you would find it hard to find better.

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Playa del Carmen, Mexico
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 15, 2014

The restaurant is placed close to the central square, from outside you can see the fancy bar and the zapatists pictures and decorations. inside there is a nice garden and often there is some live music. The dishes are refined mexican cusine with a good size portions.

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Toronto, Canada
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25 helpful votes 25 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 29, 2014

We ate at this restaurant many times over the years and are never disappointed. The fresh fish, lobster, arrachera, chorizzo is to die for! Amazing drinks, wonderful staff and so relaxed! I believe our waiters name was "Cholenco"? He made our evening so much fun and enjoyable.....many more returns there for sure!

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Orlando, Florida
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 23, 2014 via mobile

If you are looking for tasty and good quality food and drinks stop by Viva Zapata and relax on the bar with swings! Ask Mauro the bartender for a refreshing "lemonade" and he will make your day rock. Thank you for a great experience!!

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Ontario
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20 helpful votes 20 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 18, 2014

We were at Viva Zapata twice this last visit. It was definitely better than when I was there two years ago and I would not hesitate to recommend it. The first night, we shared the mixed seafood/meat platter for two. It comprised arrachera (flank steak), chorizo, sausage, lobster, calamari, shrimp. It was about $500 MEX and was enormous. Both my... More

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Milan, Italy
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60 reviews 60 reviews
14 restaurant reviews
14 helpful votes 14 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 25, 2014

Well.....i never expected to find a small,crazy,funny,quite,romantic...everything u want, place in Holbox. The food is simply great,every kind of fish,meat or drinks are fantastc,cooked or grilled at the moment,hand made tortillas too. Live music enternainment is at the right volume,not too loud not too soft,perfect to eat and to grab a beer. if u're in holbox that's the place to... More

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Additional Information about Viva Zapata

Address: 1/2 block west of the main square | Calle Damero 67 Solar 14, Holbox Island, Mexico
Phone Number: +52 984 875 2362
Location: Mexico  >  Yucatan Peninsula  >  Quintana Roo  >  Holbox Island
Average Prices: USD 5 - 25
Cuisine: Mexican

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